On Friday, veteran left-hander Clayton Kershaw took the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they opened up a three-game weekend series against the New York Yankees.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner gave the Dodgers seven innings of dominance as he allowed just two runs on four hits and walked only one batter while striking out nine.
Kershaw earned his seventh win of the season and lowered his ERA to 3.25.
But this win meant a little something more for the Dodgers lefty.
It was Kershaw’s first time beating the Yankees.
He has now beaten 27 of the 30 MLB teams during his time with the Dodgers.
That is the most by any pitcher with a single team in Major League history.
With his win over the Yankees, the @Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has now beaten 27 different teams (all but the Dodgers, Orioles & Red Sox, none of whom he has faced in the regular season).
That's the most different opponents a pitcher has beaten with a single team in MLB history. pic.twitter.com/nZJwQATmfo
— OptaSTATS (@OptaSTATS) June 3, 2023
This is some impressive history that was made by Kershaw on Friday night.
The 35-year-old came up to the Majors with the Dodgers in 2008 and has been with the team ever since.
He has now beaten every team except for the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, and of course the Dodgers, who he has spent his entire career with.
In his 12 starts this season, Kershaw has pitched a total of 69.1 innings and struck out 84 batters.
He has won a total of 204 games and posted a 2.50 ERA over his 16-year career.
Kershaw also has a pitching triple crown, nine All-Star selections, an MVP Award, and a Gold Glove to his name.
The left-hander has been around for a long time and has now achieved a very impressive feat by beating his 27th team.NEXT: Noah Syndergaard Is Desperate To Get Right After Rough Start